James Hall & Co has raised £500,000 for the NSPCC and Marie Curie.

The business, which supplies own-label sandwiches for Spar stores in the north of England, has raised the money solely through sales of Spar sandwiches.

The Preston-based company produces sandwiches for more than 640 Spar stores, and each sandwich purchased in one of these automatically generates a donation to charity.

Since October 2011, it has raised a total of £500,000. Money raised between October 2011 and March 2017 was donated to the NSPCC and, since March 2017, funds have been donated to Marie Curie.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have reached the £500,000 mark, and this figure doesn’t include all of the other fundraising the company undertakes, such as in-store fundraising, activities within the depot, sponsorship of the Spar Lancashire School Games and in-store foodbank collections,” said Peter Dodding, sales and marketing director at James Hall & Co.

“We are committed to serving local communities and delighted to be able to offer our customers the option of supporting charities through purchasing a Spar sandwich. We also stock over 45 Spar branded products that automatically donate a percentage of the sale to Marie Curie, including strawberry jam, salted peanuts, cling film and chocolate cookies.”